Sacramental Preparation

A Sacrament is an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is given to us. Full and active participation in the sacramental life of the Church requires a period of preparation of both mind and heart to be receptive to the grace of new life in Christ.



BAPTISM:  If you wish your child to be baptised, please contact the Parish Priest to arrange a baptism date and attend a course beforehand.  Forms are available in the lobby and in the FORMS section beneath ‘Sacramental Preparation‘ on the left of this web page.

The parish has resumed baptisms. These will take place on Saturday mornings at 11.00am or Sundays at 3 pm.



Children will receive their First Holy Communion over 4 Saturdays at the 10.00 a.m., commencing on 26th September 2020 and concluding on 17th October 2020.

There will be approximately 4 children receiving First Communion at each mass. Please remember our young parishioners in your prayers as they receive the Body of Christ for the first time.


CONFIRMATION 2020:  Classes were completed online this year with the catechists and Confirmation candidates.  The Confirmation masses will take place over 3 evenings indicated below, to comply with social distancing rules. There will be five Candidates at each service, presided over by Fr Mark.

Tuesday Evening the 6th October @7.00

Tuesday Evening the 13th October @7.00

Thursday Evening the 20th October @ 7.00


MARRIAGE:  Please contact the Parish Priest for an appointment.  Marriages require a 6 months notice period.  Enquiries can be made through the Parish office.

Permission has been given to have funerals and weddings of no more than 30 people including ministers etc. We, the church wish to play our part in controlling Coronavirus so our leaders will ensure that we observe what social distancing measures are necessary.


THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA):  This is a process whereby those who are interested can find out what the Catholic Church teaches with a view to becoming a Catholic.  If you know of anyone who would like to come to the introductory sessions, please encourage them to call Joan on 079 80125685.